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August 22, 2012
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Barack Obama’s weekly address

McCain: I pledged to him [Obama] tonight to do all in my power to help him lead us…

Finally, January 20th is here!

01/03/09: President-elect Obama’s Weekly Address

Obama “saddened” and “sobered” by Blagojevich

Unemployed and Hungry in the US

Iraq gets ready for the Yanks to go home – Patrick Cockburn

America can’t give up NATO because, if we did, we would no longer be the “indispensable nation” – Patrick J. Buchanan

If one violates the values we hold dear, we jeopardize our troops – General David Petraeus

US Aircraft Opens Fire on Sons of Iraq Members – Ernesto Londoño

Crew commander Captain Jonathan Bayless, assigned to Minot AFB during August 2007 illegal transfer of nuclear warheads to Louisiana for an operation in the Middle East, found dead – Associated Press

Freeman Affair Puts Israel Lobby in Spotlight – Daniel Luban & Jim Lobe

Cheney and Bush

VP Dick Cheney outraged President Bush didn’t grant ‘Scooter’ Libby full pardon – Thomas M. Defrank

Can Congress walk and chew gum at the same time? – Ralph Nader

Empire at the End of Its Rope – Alan Bock

WHAT IF the American People and US Conservatives were to Wake Up?

Internal Justice Department Torture Report possible trouble For Bush Lawyers – Michael Isikoffn, NEWSWEEK

REASONS WE WILL MISS BUSH

National Security Team Delivers Grim Appraisal of Afghanistan War – Craig Whitlock

Obama, Bush and the Unlearned Lesson of Watergate – Paul Abrams

Al-Qaeda’s Consternation over Obama – Joby Warrick

The left had it good under George Bush! – Alexander Cockburn

Obama-Inauguration

Last Secrets of the Bush Administration

On Bush legacy tour, media often just along for the ride

Historical Mystery of Bush’s Presidency

A long oppressed people have raised up a president – Peggy Noonan

SOCRATES: “Without reflection there is no experience” An Unreflective Man – Pat Buchanan

Socrates

History Cannot Save Him – Helen Thomas

The total cost of sending a single soldier to fight in Iraq or Afghanistan is about $775,000 per year – Robert Bryce

Conyers Failure to Impeach – David Swanson

Prosecuting Bush and Cheney- Dave Lindorff

Skeletons on the Closet; the Life of George W. Bush – Jeffrey St. Clair

The Difficulty of Being an Informed American – PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS

President Bush was given an Iraqi-style sendoff on his last full day in office

Huffington Post

shoes-thrown-at-white-house

David Shuster reporting on new information involving Dick Cheney in the CIA leak case. Shuster fails to state that this reporting came from Murray Waas

Shoe-Thrower Garners Praise

Each Shoe Was Worth a Thousand Words – PATRICK COCKBURN

shoe thown at BushBlack size 10 shoes of Iraqi journalist already COST $10,000,000

Last week, with President-elect Obama’s blessing, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced the beginning of a troop “surge” in Afghanistan. Kinzer puts forth a new approach to Afghanistan

Breaking the Mainstream Stranglehold on News – Joshua Frank

Guantanamo Bay

Decisions made by former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld were a “direct cause” of widespread detainee abuses at Guantanamo Bay

Look what the Republican Party now stands for: “opposition to American working men and women, the channeling of trillions of dollars to the richest Americans, hatred of gays, hatred of immigrants, continued smoldering racism, opposition to desperately needed health care reforms, opposition to all environmental protections, spitting hatred for science, hatred for public schools, hatred of all those who are not fundamentalist Christians, support for torture, support for rendition, and support for the fantastically corrupt Bush-Cheney regime. The conservative cancer is the perpetuation of all the worst features of American life–intolerance, fear, prejudice, and tribalism.” – Miller Rampant

Bush sneaks through host of laws to undermine Obama. The lame-duck Republican team is rushing through radical measures, from coal waste dumping to power stations in national parks, that will take months to overturn

John McCain refused to say that he would back Sarah Palin if she runs for president in 2012

An unpublished federal history of the U.S.A: Reconstruction of Iraq depicts the effort as crippled by poor planning, waste and deception, leading to a $100 billion failure

Emanuel Had Contact With Governor’s Office on Senate Seat

Colin Powell: I think that the party has to take a hard look at itself and should also stop listening to Rush Limbaugh. Is this really the kind of party that we want to be when these kinds of spokespersons seem to appeal to our lesser instincts rather than our better instincts?

The GOP’s deep hole: What Republicans need now is a leader and a message that resonate with minority and young voters

The World-wide collapse of trust in the U.S. government, created by the Bush administration, threatens dollar hegemony – Paul Craig Roberts

Book

As his failed Presidency blunders to an end, President-reject Bush tries to rewrite history

Letter to Sean Hannity – Deepak Chopra

How the U.S. has represented itself during its military interventions to ‘promote democracy’ – Nick Turse

Disgusting Republican News

Finally, some of the few remaining intelligence voices in the Republican Party are starting to reemerge – Senator Chuck Hagel comments on Rush Limbaugh, etc

Senator Hagel

Poll: 64% Of Republicans Want Palin To Run In 2012!

William Ayers in his own words

Springsteen Rips Bush Administration. Springsteen asserts that even a thousand (domestic enemies and useful idiots) such as Cheney and Bush could not be able to keep this great country down. Let’s hope he is right. Those two have done a lot of damage

Let’s Put the Neocons in Prison, where appropriate, and Tell Everybody ‘We Won’; Of Generals and Victories – Pat Buchanan

An Open Letter to Christian Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

Endorsements:Colin Powell wanted Obama, al-Qaeda preferred John McCain – Ivan Eland

NOV 3rd, 08: Obama leads McCain in 6 of 8 key states

Programmer reveals how the Republican Party was able to cheat in the 2004 Ohio Presidential Election

On Russia Palin Passes “Neocon 101″

Neoconservatives plan “Project Sarah Palin” to shape future American foreign policy

Two-thirds of U.S. companies and foreign firms doing business in this country paid no federal income taxes from 1998 to 2005, according to a study by the Government Accountability Office

Congress begins to develop Comprehensive Energy Plan

U.S. Government Official Energy Statistics for Off-shore Drilling

“Those who can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety” – Benjamin Franklin

Votes for Sale!

Obama explains change of position on FISA

FISA: New Surveillance Law undermines Free Press

Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold on the FISA revisions

An Israeli or American strike on Iran would destabilize Iraq – Patrick Cockburn

No great power should ever give a small ally a blank check to drag it into war - Pat Buchanan

We can’t have both empire ­­and a booming economy – Dr Michael Hudson, Economist

Brian Cloughley – It’s not going well in Afghanistan

Here is another W for President

Obama’s position on FISA

More Republicans wish President would just stay home

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